A separable solution for the oscillatory structure of plasma in accretion disks

M. Lattanzi, G. Montani

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In this paper we provide a new analysis of the system of partial differential equations describing the radial and vertical equilibria of the plasma in accretion disks. In particular, we show that the partial differential system can be separated once a definite oscillatory (or hyperbolic) form for the radial dependence of the relevant physical quantities is assumed. The system is thus reduced to an ordinary differential system in the vertical dimensionless coordinate. The resulting equations can be integrated analytically in the limit of small magnetic pressure. We complete our analysis with a direct numerical integration of the more general case. The main result is that a ring-like density profile (i.e., radial oscillations in the mass density) can appear even in the limit of small magnetic pressure. © 2010 EPLA.
Original languageEnglish
Article number39001
Pages (from-to)-
JournalEurophysics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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